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Adjusting the Trunk Opening Torsion

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When I press the keyhole release, my trunk flies open and slams hard into the locking position at the top. When closing the trunk, I really have to slam it.

I see from the inside that there are 2 torsion bars with 2 spacers, 1 on each side.

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I have tried moving them all the way to the inside (touching) and all the way to the outside, but it doesn't seem to have much of an effect on the opening force.

Search didn't come up with anything, do you guys have any suggestions?

Mike

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Is there maybe an extra twist in the bars, maybe because the lift was too weak and the po rotated one a half or whole turn more to compensate?

BTW, when I open the trunk I have one hand above the lid and I buffer how quickly it goes up.

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Is there maybe an extra twist in the bars, maybe because the lift was too weak and the po rotated one a half or whole turn more to compensate?

BTW, when I open the trunk I have one hand above the lid and I buffer how quickly it goes up.

They are not adjustable. Bars are so stiff that making an extra twist is - I would say - impossible. Bills' method for opening is commonly used and works fine. Also for closing I found its best to gently push on the roundel with your body weight. Works much better than slamming with high speed/force.

Tommy

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your problem in not with the OPENING tension - that is as it should be

your issue is the adjustment of the latch alignment with the pin

on the lid. When the two are aligned properly

all that's required is GENTLE pressure on the ROUNDEL

to engage "click" the pin as Tommy says

-=SLAMMING THE LID SHUT IS VORBOTTEN!! and abusive =-

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..as for the opening force,

there is no way to change

that without using different

torsion bars?"

NO

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Well - I think you could loosen the tension by shimming the bars further from the lid frame. You would have to make custom spacer plates under the bar mounts. I don't think anybody has done it so it would be experimental regarding thickness and effect. Anyhow I'm quite sure it would go in the direction you want.

Tommy

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Actually, shimming tightens things.

Jenn's car is like this- for some reason her trunk pops

open with a vengeance, whereas mine lifts slighty, and you then

lift it up to the 'locked' position.

I have no idea why, although I now wonder if maybe the bars are unique,

and if you swap them side, they get stiffer. Not that THAT makes a lot of sense...

We had everything apart on hers when we 'restored' it, and mine are all

original...

Mysteries of the 2002 universe.

t

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